Polio returns to haunt Malaysia after almost 30 years – Medical Xpress

Polio is a highly infectious viral disease which has no cure and can only be prevented with several doses of oral and injectable vaccines

Malaysia has reported its first polio case in 27 years, health authorities said Sunday, announcing a three-month-old baby had been diagnosed on Borneo island.

The Malaysian health ministry’s director-general, Noor Hisham Abdullah, said the baby from Tuaran in eastern Sabah state had been admitted into intensive care after experiencing fever and muscle weakness.

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